Reality is ever changing, and as we gain experience, our perceptions of it transform. Plato's allegory of the cave addresses the way one person's journey from darkness into daylight transforms his reality. My own body of work can be described through this extended metaphor, similarly benefiting from effects of education, self-reflection, and experience dramatically altering my perceptions of myself and my artwork. As projected by Plato, I was forced through an arduous confrontation with my lack of understanding of the human condition, reshaping my ideas to comprehend and adapt to the metaphorical daylight. With new understanding, I return to give a secondary assessment of my identity and previous body of work.
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Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
College of Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts and Design
Emerging Media; Entrepreneurial Digital Cinema
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Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Diienno, Juliet, "Pioneer of Self: An Intimate Retrospective" (2017). Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 2004-2019. 5391.